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Jesus Storybook Bible for churches

July 7, 2011


The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones is absolutely my favorite resource for our family devotions at home. Clear, concise, and redemptive, Lloyd-Jones lays out the stories of the Bible in story format, with “every story whispering his (Jesus) name.” Thus, I was excited to hear recently that the JSB has been expanded into a […]

Family ministry models: what we can learn from each other, part 2

June 17, 2010


In the fall, Southern Seminary will be re-launching their Journal of Family Ministry. The focus of their first issue will be on models of family ministry, and I wanted to share some of the articles I have contributed on what we can learn from each other. Below is part 2 of a series entitled, “The […]

Crazy Love resources

February 1, 2010


We just wrapped up an incredible series at FBC West Palm Beach on generosity called “Crazy Love.” (Very creative title) In this series we challenged our church from the book of Philemon to be radically generous because of the generosity we have been shown in Jesus. We also had some very practical discussions concerning debt, […]

iPhone accountability for teens (and adults!)

August 31, 2009


Have a teenager with an iPhone or iPod touch?  Independent software developer has released a very helpful app that helps parents restrict access to things like explicit iTunes songs, YouTube videos, Safari web browsing, and more (all password protected).  Follow this link for step-by-step instructions.  (Hint: might not be a bad idea for your […]

building purpose into our children

June 30, 2009


As I mentioned previously, I am working through a series of books on parenting. At the moment, I am thoroughly enjoying Tim Kimmel’s Grace-Based Parenting. Throughout the opening chapters I have been challenged to view my parenting philosophy through the eyes and heart of God – to treat my kids as He has treated me […]

little girls rock!

June 4, 2009


As of 8:50 AM yesterday, I am officially the proud dad of a beautiful, precious little baby girl named Lilly Claire Shields. At 9 lbs, 11 oz and 21.5 in. long, suffice it to say that she was ready to roll outta that cozy womb. I still am not sure how my wife was able […]

we’re having a girl tomorrow

June 2, 2009


I have no idea what I am in for tomorrow. Surprise. Joy. Pink. Crying (her and me). Doctors. More pink. Celebration. And, most of all, a brand new love. We can’t wait to meet you Lilly Claire – and I hope you look like your mother. In honor of this unfathomable shuffle in the gender […]